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General Manager’s Comments
January 28th, 2013 @ 12:00 AM EST by admin
Hello to all members of National Yacht Club. As your new General Manager, I am honoured to serve you and work with the club’s Board of Directors. NYC is held in high esteem by boaters everywhere due to its storied history, vibrant present, and ample future opportunities. I look forward to contributing to the club as it continues to exceed that potential. I grew up in Kingston, Ontario, and spent most of my youth as a “Sailing School Brat” at Kingston Yacht Club. Some of my fondest childhood sailing memories include traveling to away regattas, especially those hosted on the sloped docks in front of the National’s old clubhouse. I’ve been an active boater all my life (sail and power), and we sail our C&C 27 “Critical Path” out of a west Toronto club. Since attending Queen’s University, I have lived in the GTA for the past 30 years. Following a fifteen year career in Production Control, I focused my sights on marine industry opportunities. I was the Purchasing and Inventory Manager for PDQ Yachts in Whitby, and then managed the front of the business for Performance Sails. Most recently, I was General Manager at the Whitby Yacht Club. My lovely and supportive wife Annmarie is a high school teacher, my daughter Chelsea studies at the University of Waterloo, and my son Mitch is a Minor Midget goalie for the Whitby Wildcats. Yep, NYC’s hired another hockey dad! And speaking of Walter Kowalchuk, I congratulate him on his new position at CPS and the marvelous accomplishments during his long tenure here. Walter was a great resource when I was in Whitby, and we often spent time sharing hits and misses. In the time since he’s left NYC, Samantha, Christine, Tom, and the Food & Beverage staff have done an admirable job of handling things while the GM’s office was on autopilot – truly a testament to their skill and dedication as well as Walter’s organizational abilities. Having completed my first week of orientation, I’ve met a skilled and energized staff, sat down with an engaged and active Board of Directors, and the members I’ve encountered are all dedicated and have extended a warm welcome. My goal is to provide an appealing and relaxing destination for our members and guests, a safe and clean facility for their boats, and a cooperative and rewarding team environment for the staff. I look forward to meeting you all, and if you have any questions or comments you can contact me at 416-260-8686 ext. 28 or, and please drop by the office and say hello next time you’re at the club. Tal Wolf, General Manager NYC